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2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit

Deputy US Trade Representative Dennis Shea will represent the United States at the Group of 20 trade ministerial meeting in Argentina.

Deputy US Trade Representative Dennis Shea will represent the United States at a Group of 20 trade ministers meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Friday, the USTR office said on Wednesday.

2017-18 Iranian protests

Iranian Kurdish shopkeepers begin a region-wide strike against the executions of Kurdish activists and the bombing of opposition parties in Koya in the neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Iranian Kurdish shopkeepers on Wednesday launched a strike against the executions of Kurdish activists and the bombing of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in Koya.

Treaty on European Union

The European Parliament votes 448-197 to trigger article 7 against Hungary for flouting the rule of law in the country.

MEPs vote 448 to 197 to start punitive procedures against Hungary for moves against EU's 'democratic values'.

Bakersfield

Five people are killed in a string of shootings in Bakersfield, California, before the gunman fatally shoots himself.

An unidentified gunman shot and killed five people in a series of shootings on Wednesday in Southern California before taking his own life, police said.

Hengyang

A man plows his car into a crowd of people at a busy square in Hengyang, Hunan, China, before exiting his vehicle and stabbing bystanders. Eleven people are killed and 44 others are injured. The attacker was detained and identified by police as a convicted drug dealer and thief, who said that "he wanted to take revenge on society".

2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Amtrak modifies services and cancels train services south of Washington, D.C. ahead of Hurricane Florence. FlightAware reported that 180 flights have been cancelled. Charleston International Airport in South Carolina is expected to close by midnight.

Charleston International Airport said it anticipates its runways to close by midnight Wednesday. But some airlines were already announcing plans to cease operations.

Mali

At least 20 people are killed in central Mali when a truck plunges into a river after a suspected brake failure.

At least 20 people were killed in central Mali when a truck fell into a river after a suspected brake failure, the Malian government said on Wednesday.

Philippines

14 people died and 24 others were injured when the brakes of an overloaded passenger van failed while the van was traveling on a winding road in northen Philippines.

At least 14 people, mostly elderly villagers, died when the brakes of an overloaded passenger van failed while traveling on a winding road, sending it down a ravine in a mountain province in the northern Philippines, police said Wednesday.

French

The French railway company SNCF announces prototypes for driverless passenger and freight trains by 2023.

French railway operator SNCF said Wednesday it was planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years.

War in Afghanistan

The death toll from yesterday's suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan rises to 68.

At least 68 killed and 165 injured in attacks targeting demonstrators and schools in eastern Nangarhar province.